Tried and tested tips - toddler biting!

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  1. T84

    T84 Well-Known Member

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    a couple of times my 2 and a half year old tried to bite me out of over excitement but this didn't last more than a day.

    Now 3 times over the past week she has bit her 6 month old little sisters finger! She was screaming the place down tonight, even my toddler got a fright. Everything I read encourages the softly softly approach of ignoring the culprit and heaping attention on the victim (which of course I had to do to calm her down) I don't really agree with this approach as to me, biting is an absolute no no and needs to be stopped asap!

    Any tips?!


     
  2. MrsT2011

    MrsT2011 Well-Known Member

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    My son went through a phase of this when he was just 2 - for him it was frustration as he couldn't speak.
    I was quite firm and said no and took him away from the situation and made a fuss of the victim.
    What did work was he bit a child at nursery and was put in time out - he hadn't been in time out before and I think it shocked him so he never bit again and nursery never had to use time out with him again!


     
  3. Hoping for no2

    Hoping for no2 Well-Known Member

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    My 2 year old bit my 7 year old a few days ago. It was part of a chasing game but it was a proper bite and left marks. I put him on the naughty step for 2 minutes as for me, biting is an absolute no, and I think it needs to be dealt with firmly. He was telly shocked I think by my reaction and got quite upset. He hasn't done it again as yet xx
     
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    As above really. 1yr old put finger in 2yr old's mouth. 2yo bit down hard. 1yo screamed, I said no very firmly and removed 2yo from the room, gave 1yo lots of cuddles and fuss. We've not a repeat incident. Having said that, 1yo no longer puts his finger in his brother's mouth :lol:


     
  5. babybee

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    Both of mine went through a period of biting when they were going through a period of teething. A few visits to the naughty step sorted it out though!
     
  6. yesol

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    talk to her like how you would talk to a school aged child.
    let her know that what she is doing causes pain and that is not good.
    honestly, when my 18 month old "slaps" me for kissing her, i gently "slap" her back (as in touch her cheek and gently push it). she ends up giggling though. but when she is biting me, i instantly cry of pain, remove her from me, and tell her that it hurts me.
     

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